Lynwood police to get raises

2013-04-23T22:15:00Z Lynwood police to get raisesBob Moulesong Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
April 23, 2013 10:15 pm  • 

LYNWOOD | The village's 19 full-time police officers will get a 4 percent pay increase, effective May 1.

The village board Tuesday approved an ordinance that reopens the collective bargaining agreement between Lynwood and the Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council.

The board voted 4-0-1 to approve a 4 percent pay increase that goes into effect with the beginning of the new fiscal year.

The abstention vote was from Trustee Tim Dunlap, who is a member of the Labor Board and therefore excused himself from the vote.

Police Chief Michael Mears was happy for the officers, and said that they were also relieved to get a pay increase.

“Our officers took a pay freeze for the last two years,” Mears said. “They knew that times were tough for the village and worked with administrators. Now that things have loosened up a little, the village took care of their own. That’s the way it should be.”

The board also approved a pair of ordinances to help move road repair work forward.

The first ordinance approved Robinson Engineering to conduct an engineering study of several small road repairs that need to be done during the upcoming construction season. The engineering work can begin in May.

The second ordinance approved $140,000 in Motor Fuel Tax money from the state to be appropriated for the various repairs.

Public Works Director Bob Meyers said the work includes road patching, salt, street lights, street signs and general maintenance.

The road repair work will begin in June and continue through September.

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